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Museums & Historic Sites By County - Page 7

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Shawnee County

Sheridan County

  • Cottonwood Ranch - English-style home that was once a successful sheep ranch. Studley, Kansas.

Sumner County

  • Border Queen Museum - Exhibits antiques and artifacts preserving the culture and history of the area. A restored Union Pacific caboose houses railroad artifacts. Located in the city park. S. Main, Caldwell, Kansas, 620-845-2928.

  • Chisholm Trail Museum - Housed in the 1916 Hatcher Hospital building, the museum occupies 3 stories containing artifacts, photos and memorabilia related to the history and life in the Sumner County, Kansas area. 502 N. Washington, Wellington, Kansas.

  • Mulvane Historical Museum - Housed in the former 1910 Santa Fe Train Depot, the museum is operated by the Mulvane Historical Society. Displays include railroad items and memorabilia, WWI and WWII artifacts and a large collection of Vaseline glass. Located 300 W. Main Street in Mulvane, Kansas.

  • Salter House Museum - Located inside the 1884 home of Susanna Madora Salter (member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union & first woman to be elected Mayor in the United States), the home has been restored and contains time period furnishings. Located at the corner of Osage & Garfield in Argonia, Kansas.

Thomas County

  • Prairie Museum of Art and History  - Visit this cultural center on the High Plains of Kansas which covers 24 acres containing 6 historic structures including the 1936 Cooper Barn, The Lone Star Presbyterian Church, a well preserved sod house, a one room school house, and the 1930s Eller House. Operated by the Thomas County Historical Society, on the property, you will find the County Library and Archives. 1905 S. Franklin, Colby, Kansas 67701.

 

 

Trego County

  • Trego County Historical Society Museum - Preserves Trego County history in a vast collection of pioneer possessions. Located on the Trego County Fairgrounds on the East edge of WaKeeney on Highway 283 North of the I-70 exit 126. The address is P.O. Box 132, WaKeeney, Kansas 67672

Wabaunsee County

  • Ag Heritage Park - Offering a large collection of memorabilia related to the early agricultural life of rural America, the park portrays "life on the farm" from the 1800s all the way through the 1960s. Located at 103 S. Main Street in Alta Vista, Kansas.

  • Alma - City of Native Stone Walking Tour, Alma, Kansas.

  • Wabaunsee County Historical Museum - Dedicated to the history of Wabaunsee County and operated by the historical society, the museum is housed in a beautiful native stone building erected in the early 1900s. It is across the street from Palenske Hall which now houses a library including a genealogy department. Located at 3rd & Missouri Streets in Alma, Kansas.

Wallace County

  • Fort Wallace Museum  - There are actually several historic structures and the old Ft. Wallace Post Cemetery within this museum. Early visitors to Fort Wallace included Wild Bill Hickok, Buffalo Bill, William Comstock and George Armstrong Custer. View the barbwire statues in the Sunderland-Poe building and see the oldest building in Western Kansas. Known as the Pond Creek Stagecoach Station, it was built in 1865 and was part of the Butterfield Overland Dispatch. Located on Highway 40 in Wallace, Kansas.

Washington County

  • Washington County Museum & Log Cabin - Learn about the history of Washington County through exhibits and display. The 1882 Pacha family log cabin was moved from near Odell, Nebraska in 1970 and restored in Washington City Park. Located at 206 Ballard in Washington, Kansas.

Wichita County

  • Museum of the Great Plains  - Operated by the Wichita County Historical Society, the museum is located in the old Shallow Water Train Depot. The museum holds artifacts related to early history in Wichita County along with the extensive railroad collection of Richard L. George. Located in Leoti, Kansas.

Woodson County

  • Woodson County Historical Museum - Exhibits, artifacts, and memorabilia of the early history of Woodson County. Historical structures include an 1868 log cabin and the New York Valley Church and School. Located at 201 East Mary in Yates Center, Kansas.

Wyandotte County

  • National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame  - Dedicated to the history of agriculture and achievements made by farmers in the United States. 630 Hall of Fame Drive in Bonner Springs, Kansas.

  • Strawberry Hill Museum - Housed in a lovely 1887 Queen Anne style house, the museum offers exhibits related to the history of immigrants and their impact on the culture of Kansas City. Located at 720 North 4th Street in Kansas City, Kansas.

  • Wyandotte County Historical Museum - Preserving and displaying the history of Wyandotte County. Location is 631 North 126th Street in Bonner Springs, Kansas.

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Compiled by Kathy Weiser/Legends of Kansas, updated March, 2017.

 

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